Crystal shield (i)
|New crystal shield (i)|
|Released||26 September 2013 (Update)|
|Removal||25 July 2019 (Update)|
|Examine||A nice sturdy crystal shield.|
The imbued crystal shield was a degradable shield created by imbuing a Crystal shield at the Nightmare Zone. It offered the same defensive stats as a fully charged crystal shield, and unlike the crystal shield, its stats did not degrade as it lost charges.
To wield the imbued crystal shield, a player required 70 Defence and 50 Agility, as well as completion of the Roving Elves quest. The need for imbuing the shield was later removed, and the effect is always in-effect.
Degrading[edit | edit source]
The crystal shield degraded over time. After 250 hits taken, it degraded into a "Crystal shield 9/10 (i)", and thereafter for every 250 hits taken, it will degrade another 1/10th, until it reverted back into a crystal seed after a total of 2,500 hits, and required recharging before it could be used again. Due to being imbued, the stats of the imbued crystal shield did not deteriorate like its unimbued version. Once it reverted to a crystal seed, the imbued status of the shield was lost, and it had to be imbued again.
Taking non-combat damage splats also counted against the shield's charges; for example, if you pickpocketed an NPC and happened to fail, it counted against your shield's charges. Because of this, a low-charge shield could quickly be reverted to a seed by attempting to eat rock cake continuously.
Recharging[edit | edit source]
Initially, Ilfeen charges 750,000 coins to re-enchant a crystal seed into a crystal shield. However, the price is decreased by 150,000 coins each time Ilfeen re-enchants a seed for a player, in the following manner, until reaching the minimum recharge cost of 150,000 coins:
|Enchantment||Cost for re-enchantment|
|Fifth and thereafter||150,000|
The amount that Ilfeen charges is dependent on the number of crystal seeds she has re-enchanted, not the number of crystal shields she has recharged. For example, a player who pays Ilfeen 750,000 coins to re-enchant a crystal seed into a crystal bow will only have to pay her 600,000 coins to recharge a seed into a crystal shield.